As some know, while driving to fort mac last week an oncoming semi blast blew my hood open and back against the windshield. $5000 parts w/out paint.
Left strap snapped in half mid wishbone and most slingshotted away.
Right strap broke around the pin but stayed mostly in place and I have a souvenir.
I connected with a fella in California who had the exact same thing happen to his Jeep 3 days before mine. Both 2017 hard rock with power dome hoods.
Best we can figure , drivers strap failed twisting the hood enough that the safety latch was rendered useless which caused the rest of the hood to release. Who really knows though?
Anyway I was used to hood pop and flutter from my TJ days. Aftermath of reading, I see lots of people upgrading their straps, daystar or RR etc. I highly recommend this now that I know they are out there and how weak the JK straps can be.
Myself, when this is all fixed up.. I have been reading that the JL metal strap kit bolts on and works good with a slight modification so will look into this in combination with the factory hood lock that jeep sells.
The other person went right up the FCA corp ladder. Got rental car and investigation then told it wasn't manufacturers issue... nothing about design or engineering though. Unfortunately until someone or many are injured or killed FCA won't admit to a fault that would cost them millions.
So just posting up here for you and future Jeep owners as a heads-up.